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Nearest Town or City:
Toamasina (Tamatave), , Madagascar

Location: Port of Toamasina, central east coast of Madagascar, Indian Ocean.

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Photo: Courtesy of Michel Forand

The old tower developed a severe tilt after the passage of cyclone Geralda in 1994, and the lighthouse was subsequently rebuilt.

Characteristic and Range: Occluding white light, 3 flashes (4.5 seconds, 1.5 seconds and 1.5 seconds) every 12 seconds, visible for 25 nautical miles (red and green sectors: 11 miles).

Description of Tower: White cylindrical concrete tower.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1903: White iron tower, 43 feet tall, focal plane height of 65 feet.

Date Established: 1903

Date Present Tower Built: Late 1990s?

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

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